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has not been resolved but we are doing more teaching about religion today. i was at a conference in new york of many groups interested in religious literacy including many foundations talking about how to improve it and we all agree it is a serious issue. if we are going to live with our differences we have to know more about one another. it is a religious freedom issue. if you don't teach young people about their neighbors we are not going to live well together in the future. in tolerance and hate is grounded in ignorance so we have got to do better. there's only one required religion in the united states in public school but i know about and i would note there is any more and that is in modesto, california and i helped them get that going after a conflict they had. they have done really well. all ninth graders take world religion for a semester and it has been fine. the religious community supported in modesto but there are many world religions electives proliferating. fairfax county has the 11 and maryland has quite a few. not many districts have a lot of world religion electi
, this law is just another example of obama's war on religion. which he cleverly passed in 1954. (laughter) but now some brave religious leaders have banded together to fight for their right to partyfy fill united nations. >> stephen: some one thousand pastors nationwide are preparing to deliver a sermon the i.r.s. may not want to hear. they're trying to draw attention to a 1954 tax code that prohibits tax-exempt organizations like churches from engaging in political endorsements a group known as the i ay lines defending freedom is now challenging the code claiming it violates preacher's right for free speech. >> they've marched october 7 as pulpit freedom sunday. >> yes, pulpit freedom sunday. when the thrill of lengthy sermons finally meets the excitement of tax policy. pulpit freedom sunday is the boldest theological movement since casual good friday. this sunday, october 7 pastors around the united states will violate the law by directly endorsing one of the candidates. it doesn't matter which, either romney or not-obama. (laughter) and to try to force this issue into court the sermons
of the people who are some form of religion in this country are christians, so you can say anything you want, i suppose, and get away with it. but not really so, a christian nation, because the first amendment to the u.s. constitution separates church and state. however, i always like to say, "well, in some senses, it's a christian nation, but it most certainly is a jewish nation, because that whole creation, liberation, exodus, making of a holy land - we've got towns around here called zion or new canaan or whatever - what the whole drama - and again, i'm not making this up, folks, as dave barry would say - the ministers on the boats, like the arabella , coming into the plymouth colonies, actually gave sermons that replicate or bring out the whole old testament drama, so we get a feel of these kinds of things there. let me move - before we take a couple of questions here - i want to get to our rabbi bronstein, because what makes this class work is you don't have to listen to some religious studies professor talk about somebody else's religion; you can listen to the real thing. and in this case
are accusing of -- us of injecting religion into plicts. i have no problem what the archbishop does. i have no problem with the evangelists do or what the priests on the left do. it didn't bother me that during the vietnam war democratic and republican governments were led by priests encouraging people to break the law in the adage of the civil disobedience thing. so our position, separation of church and state, pluralism, so no little kid with a minority religion of some sort will feel offended or left out or feel uncomfortable. but yes, prayer in schools, a voluntary basis. worked for many, many years until the supreme court ruled differently. and i'm glad we got this question. i think there has been too much said about religion and politics. we don't believe in denominationally 6 moving in. it wasn't our side that raised the question about our president, whether he was a good christian or not. [applause] so that's our position. separation of church and state, pluralism, respect for all. >> vice president bush, four years ago you would have allowed federal financing for abortions in cases
-span. >> at their annual conference, the religion news writers association hosted a discussion about the first amendment and religious freedom. panelists from the aclu, conference of catholic airships, the museum's first amendment center looked at religion in schools, same-sex marriage and the contraception mandate in the new health care law. >> is the song? okay. hello, everybody, welcome. i'm michelle. so, let's get started. covering religion in america means writing about tensions about religious freedom. what does that mean? how far does it go? and who gets it. when i started this nearly eight years ago, i was talking about stephen's book on religious literacy and how to legally break religion more into public schools. the last couple years we have all written a bit about divisions over islam and measures are in the country to limit the use of sharia law and offers to stop mosques from being built. in the past year, we have all reported on the standoff between the american catholic bishops in the white house over the new health care laws mandate for employers to these access to contraception in diff
study of state standards a number of years ago and found that religion is now treated there. and do not think it is serious treatment yeah. it is still superficial. i think the religious literacy problem has not been resolved. i was at a conference yesterday of many groups interested in religious liberty -- literacy, and we all agreed it was a serious issue. if we're going to treat each other well in this country, we have to know more about each other. do not understand our neighbors, we will not be able to live well together in the future. we have got to do better. there is only one required religion course in the united states in the public schools, and that is in modesto, california. i helped them get that going after a conflict they had. they have done really well with that. all ninth graders take a of world religions. it has been fined. -- fine. there are many world religion electives now. they are the exception. they're not many districts have world religion electives. but the core curriculum, where we need more natural inclusion of teaching about religion, is a tougher nut to
. ♪ ♪ >> bob: listen, this is really important. according to a recent study, religion is dying in america. number of americans who don't affiliate themselves with any religion is all-time high. one in five adults according to pew center on religion. there are, brian, one in five people say they don't affiliate at all with a religion, that is way up. among people under 30 it's higher than that. is that a trend you think will continue? >> brian: i am not smart enough to answer that. i am fascinated with the fact that people are fascinated with religion and god. i look at this, evidence for real is a book in the top ten best seller, top 13 now. two years. this kid who transformed -- >> bob: i read several times. >> brian: cover of "newsweek" "is especially real?" they do a study with neurologist that died and came back. >> andrea: i thought it was the left god, barack obama? >> brian: i don't think so. our god. >> bob: can we have one segment we don't do that? please. it's my segment. i want to talk about religion. >> brian: a lot of people, a lot of people question their religion. but the c
everything that there is to know or even a tiny bit of what there is to know about any given religion - it's to give us the skills so if you are interested in going on further, that you'll be able to pursue it, so that's the key there. before taking a couple more questions, we are actually kind of waving good-bye to our first dimension as we move down the pike. but good-bye's not the same - we want to keep these dimensions together. we're going to - i'm kind of excited - we're going to move into myth in particular, but myth and ritual, and in this class, i want to talk about the relationship of myth, ritual, and include religious experience, so we're going to be doing that also. but before launching into this great leap into the next segment of the course, i just want to take a few more questions on buddhism, or comments or insights that you had. yeah? >> when i think of christianity or judaism, i think of community, families - the thing with hinduism and buddhism are the men seem isolated from the women, and the men are social people; it seems - i want the family to be brought into it, i
observer of american politics, and culture, and also a thoughtful skull on issues of religion and culture and politics, and a seasoned observer of arab politics and with these two gentlemen as our assistance today, we will be able to take a broader look at how the arab world are looking at the united states and the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and very fast changing environment. so i'm grateful to all of you for coming. i look forward to our discussion. and at this point i'd like to invite shibley telhami up to the podium to present. >> thanks a lot, tammy. it's only good to be here. i'm going to just present, not the whole thing by some of the findings so we can get on with the conversation, i will present the highlights but i just want to give you a bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by knowledge networks, 700, sample, 737, that is designed to be national representative. it's an internet panel. the methodologies described in the information that will put out is also available online. i also
because state courts decide the vast majority of the country's legal cases. for "religion & ethics newsweekly," i'm lucky severson in des moines, iowa. >>> in many parts of the country, poor people do not have access to fresh food. such areas are known as food deserts. we have a story today from judy valente about churches and communies in new orleans that are growintheir owfresh food and otherse doing what they can to create what they call food justice. >> this garden is the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears and hard work in a neighborhood that a bunch of folks had given up on. >> reporter: community activist nat turner is surveying a site people rarely see in the battered ninth ward of new orleans. his community garden provides fruits and vegetables to people hard pressed to find fresh produce in these parts. >> anybody in the neighborhood can come by and some time this morning somebody's going to stop by and say, "you got any okra? you got any creole tomatoes? you got some bell peppers? you got whatever?" and some people just come by the garden and if they want to pick i
. >>> is america losing its religion? coming up on the news edge, a new survey reveals a secular shift away from traditional values. and in china, panda keepers lured a little panda in a cage. the keepers were able to get the two-year-old panda out of the cage without alarming his mom and the plan is now to release him. when i was financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay... question seven. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i need your help... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. well...everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out, but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice broth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help me out! [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? like a ninj
about religion being raised catholic. this is called just like jesus. if i get struck down by thunder. just like jesus. i want childhood to be, evading teen angst. always. i want to encourage and motivate just like jesus. few literates could conquer. simply by having faith, i want to arouse. make you believe there's a god above watching over us. without scientific explanation. i want to cast out your demons. liberate your oppressed soul. bring back lost friends. just like jesus, be a shameless pervert while with the possibility of sexism and paternal. just like jesus, i want to hear the voice of my farther. bask in the stars, this is not an end but a beginning. a sepia tone of martarism. i want my engage capturred. to frame the minds of ignorants. while blindly following leaders. i want to be nestled, half naked against your chest. claiming your spirit when you come. with the promise of salvation. i simply want to life before i die. i have two more poems. this is all new. wrote it for harold bloom. he first called it the death of art and. reading well is one the greatest pleasures. i
scholars on issues of religion and culture and politics. and the washington bureau chief, a seasoned observer of our politics. with these two gentlemen at our assistance today, we will take a broader look at how the arab world is looking at the united states in the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and fast-changing environment. i am grateful to all of you for coming. i look forward to our discussions. i like to invite him up to the podium to present the poll. >> thank you. it is always good to be here. i am going to present not the whole thing but some of the findings we can get on with. i want to give you a little bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by a number of networks that is designed to be a national representative of an international panel. the methodologies described in the information that will be put out is also available online. i want to say it is my pleasure and honor to partner this program, a program for international policy attitudes, particularly my colleague. he has a recen
. the religion news writers association posted a discussion yesterday on the first amendment and religious freedom in america. analysts from the aclu, the conference of catholic bishops and the museum's first amendment center analyzed the issues of the day including the obama administration contraception rule as part of the new health care law. >> is this on? hello, everybody. i am nichelle. so, let's get started. covering religion in america means writing about religious freedom. what does it mean? how far does it go and who gets it? when i started this nearly eight years ago, everyone was talking about the book on religious literacy and how to bring religion more into the public schools. the last couple of years, we have all written about bitter divisions over islam and measures around the country to limit sharia law and stop mosques from being built. in the past year, we have written about the standoff between catholic bishops and the white house over the mandate to provide contraception and differing views on whether that violates religious liberty. as we were organizing this, every we
number of people are not following a religion at all. >> first of all, most americans, 80%, still say they believe in god but a lot more of them have no a -- have no religious affiliation. it seems to be the son of the times. >> i don't have a religion. >> many of my friends, even if that were raised in a religion, they are not in one now. >> a new poll shows 20% of americans are now no religious affiliation. one-third under age 30 don't belong to any church. >> i have issues with the birth control and things like that. gay rights and things like that cause me to have issues with them. >> for the first time ever the study found the percentage of protestants in america dropped below 50%. >> many of the people i know don't attend church or have left their churches. >> church scandals have not help, either. there are sharp political ramifications as well. those who say they have no religious affiliation or overwhelmingly democrat, support -- support abortion rights and gay marriage. >> we have to make ourselves relevant in this day and age. i do believe that. >> the younger generation tr
at politics of religion. can pastors make political pitches to their congregation without jeopardizing their church's tax exempt status? we'll see you then as well. >> look forward to it. thanks, randi. >> the state's deputy attorney general and his wife are aauto accused of severe lay buzing two children they adopted from ethiopia. police arrested douglas and kristen barber after the kids had a doctor's visit. investigators say the doctor noticed several fractures on the 18-month-old girl's head. they say they may have suffered a stroke and be permanently blind from her injuries. police say the 6-year-old boy appeared starved. the couple faces charges of assault and child endangerment. their attorney has not commented. >>> the pharmacy responsible for making the steroid blamed for spreading fungal meningitis has recalled all of its products now nationwide. the move comes as the cdc reports two more deaths from the disease bringing the total now to seven. take a look at this map. 64 cases of fungal meningitis are confirmed in the mine states that you see highlighted there, but that num
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in england. you present yourself as a secular muslim. but one trying to understand the religion and your role in it. >> i mean i grew up in a family in which there was very little religion. my father wasn't religious at all. but he was really interested in the subject of, you know, the birth and growth of islam. he basically transmitted that interest to me. so when i studied history at cambridge, i did a special subject in that exactly. while i was studying it was where i came across the so-called incident of the satanic verses. >> brown: you say in the book you noted good story. >> 20 years later i find out how good a story it was. >> brown: you wrote when you finished the satanic verses you thought it was the least political of the novels you had written at the time. you were genuinely surprised at what had happened. >> i thought i was very respectful about islam. yes from a secular point of view but it talks about the birth of this religion and i thought it was pretty admiring of the person at the center of it, the prophet of islam. >> brown: what did you think you were doing? what did you
. they bring christian enthusiasm to the high school football field igniting a debate over religion in public schools. find out what a judge had to say about this. >>> later in this half-hour, a special edition of "insomniac theater," director of the smash movie "smash" here with us live to talk about the film just about to open and getting amazing reviews, even some oscar buzz. it rocked the house at sundance. and director is here to give us all the scoop on that. looks really, really good. and very real as well. so, we'll have him here at the desk in a few minutes. >>> first more turbulence for american airlines as the carrier cancels dozens of flights over a safety issue. >> american now says it knows what caused the locking mechanisms to fail and seats to become unhinged. now the problem has to be fixed. here is abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse taken out of service for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. in one case they even fell over backwards. th
to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. one of the fastest growing religions in the world. this work is part of a demanding two-year right of passage, a journey once taken by mitt romney. abc's bob woodruff brings us this look inside. [ knocking ] >> hi, how are you doing today? >> we're missionaries from the church -- >> reporter: the two-year mission is a right of passage for most young mormon men. >> have you ever seen missionaries in this neighborhood before? >> reporter: there are 55,000 missionaries, serving around the world. and the church allowed our team rare access into their world for two days. of door knocking, teaching -- >> called the vision of the tree of life. >> reporter: and community service. >> i am a mormon. >> i'm a mormon. >> reporter: mormons have never been so visible. while mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> rep
: we end tonight in texas, where a high school football is often compared to a religion. rsme cheerleaders at a public high school are now fighting for the right to display a banner with a distinctly christian message. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: friday night under >> in lights in kountze, texas, itth the band, the fans, the players and something different- - a banner with a christian message written bilet school's cheerleaders. ( cheers ) o get thought it would be a t mesy great message to get ofoss. >> reporter: but that message is now at the center of a legal battle. the school's superintendent banned the religious-themed banners last month when a wisconsin group claimed they violate the separation of church and state. a judge has allowed the practice er continue until he rules, and gist night, there were more religious signs than ever before when friends and family who say the cheerleaders' messages on ree banners are free speech. >> both the united states constitution and the texas constitution guarantee the right to freely express your religious viewpoints. >>
's no question of religion, of color of skin, or anything like that. people can be all beautiful. it depends on who they are, but it is not a question of color. for me, both of us were beautiful. and i loved color. color of the skin. tattoo on the skin, which is a kind of color. some blue colors that you add. and i wanted to show that. when i started, i remember that there were some beautiful girls. they're beautiful. but i felt like, ok, but there is also beauty. i have a girlfriend which was modeling for me that i met very early when i started that was from a french colony. she was beautiful and black and very inspiring, very nice. i say, yes, why not. for me, a difference was beautiful. they looked to me, and i wanted to show it. another kind of different was the fact that when i saw farida, i said, my god, she is incredible. i was very impressed by her beauty. very frightened even by her beauty. she was kind of a very arrogant imperial. and african and beauty with a special expression. not arrogant. but beautiful. i said, i want to show this girl which is different. does not know how to
of the religion. the religion of the book is not called islam. it is very heavily fictionalized. >> have you ever regretted writing it? >> i have been asked this question once a week for 24 years. the answer will always be no. i think it is a good buck. -- good book. people are finally being able to read it as a novel. young people, they are just coming to it fresh. some people love it, some people do not like it. >> you did not have an ordinary life. you were in hiding. you had an alias. what was your state of mind? >> very up and down. the first couple of years were very difficult. going back and looking at my journals at that time, which i have not looked at since then, it is quite obvious the person writing the journal's is very often in a state of the depression. it got easier, i felt, once i was able to begin to organize some kind of political resistance and develop a campaign with the help of a couple of human rights organizations and france to try to put pressure on european and -- your pet -- european governments to put pressure on the iranians. >> in this book, the heroes seem to be yor
of americans who have no religion. about one in five now say they do not belong to an organized religion. but if you're nondenominational, that was not count as protestant. >>> and passions are running high in kansas city, all because of the behavior of some fans at sunday's chiefs game. kansas city quarterback matt cassel sustained a concussion after getting hit in the fourth quarter. classle layed there on the ground. and many chiefs fans were cheering because he was going to be replaced. >> i've already come to the understanding i probably won't live as long because i play this game. that's okay. that's a choice i've made. that's a choice all of us have made. but when you cheer, when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, i don't care who it is, and it just so happened to be matt cassel, it's sickening. >> hard to argue with that. even the baltimore ravens player who hit cassel called the cheering not cool. >> probably going to miss it because he has a concussion. >>> on "monday night football," a still-perfect record for the houston texans. we get all the highlights from espn news.
their religion. this according to a new forum on religion in the public life study that says the number of people identifying themselves was under 50%. 48%. that's the first time the numbers have been below half ever. one reason, about 20% of americans say they have no religious affiliation and that's up 15% in the last five years. >>> a church on capitol hill is up for sale. the temple at corner of 6th and maryland avenue can be yours for $5,800,000. it is four blocks from union station and seating for 450. a beautiful alter, balcony, and stained glass windows. >>> still ahead, topper's forecast is looking up. plus, we have the weird news for you. a strange eating contest that did not end well. we'll tell you all about it. >>> just talking about london, it scared us, but not the kids of today. >> i was pretty old and kids were much younger and they weren't phased. >> what about the weather? >> it's scary tonight and tomorrow morning, but then we are fine. it will clear in time for the nats game. tomorrow morning, you may want to allow extra time, some fog, some drizzle possible early on. let'
and the stained glass windows. more americans are saying no to organized religion. let's get right to it, but first we're just about 40 minutes from an attempt to set a new skydiving record. t not just any record. one from the edge of space. 23 miles above the earth. at 1:40 eastern, felix baumgartner plans to begin his ascent before his free fall back to earth. he'll leap from a specially built balloon and capsule wearing a high tech spacesuit, weighs about 100 pounds. but if this goes wrong, it could go terribly wrong. the jump was supposed to actually happen at 10:30 eastern this morning. but it was delayed because of windy conditions. let's bring in brian todd, he is in new mexico at the launch side. does it look now that everything is ready to go? >> it does. and this is one of the most exciting moments of this entire mission. delays have been fairly significant with the wind conditions earlier fp that's gone away. we'll zoom zoom into the capsule. felix baumgartner has entered the capsule, he's going through all of the various components and all the checks that he has to do to get
president. he's got romney's arms tied in the same way that the religion right has his arms tied on abortion rights, same-sex, the way the knee oepow cons have his arms tied in terms of foreign policy. >> one question either the moderate or obama should ask, name one issue in which you plan to puck your party, one issue in which you plan to stand up to house republicans, one issue in which you don't plan to govern as a severe conservative as you described your record in massachusetts before you were describing your record as a bipartisan bridge builder. >> would he come out with a sister souljah moment on request? >> that could request. were you a severe conservative or are you the reaching over the aisle -- across the aisle kind of guy? which is it? but you've got to -- as i said before, you have to go at romney the person. it's not romney's policies because those don't really exist. it's romney the man that he's -- >> i agree. that's what i'm working tonight. let's take a look at the a promise romney made at the delate last week about keeping his $5 trillion tax cut deficit -- new deficit
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